Asus Vivobook S Series Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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For the best laptop for Roblox, we take into consideration the lightweight Asus VivoBook S Series, specifically the VivoBook 14. Is it up to the task? Absolutely. Its Nvidia GeForce MX150 is on the lower end, but still surpasses Roblox’s recommended specs. And its 8th Gen Intel CPU is a must for multitasking school work. If you are thinking about the best gaming laptops, this option is not powerful enough to support most modern games.

Why We Like It – Asus Vivobook S Series

What has a 24-hour battery life, specs above Roblox’s recommended, and can double as a school laptop? The Asus VivoBook S Series, thanks to an 8th Gen Intel CPU and Nvidia MX150 GPU.

  • Specs are above Roblox’s recommended
  • Up to 24 hours of battery life
  • Can double as a workstation
  • Small amount of storage
  • Needs more RAM

Power & Performance

The VivoBook 14 trades the faster 10th Gen Intel Core i5 seen in the VivoBook S14 for a dedicated GPU. While the Nvidia GeForce MX150 is nothing to scream over—the GTX 1050 far outperforms—it can run Roblox far above 100 fps on the highest settings. Despite technically having a “slower” CPU, the Intel Core i7-8550U is still great. It has four cores and overclocks up to 4.0GHz. Overall, you’re getting more power than the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Gaming Laptop. Another casual gaming laptop is featured in our ASUS Vivobook K570ZD review.


If you’re using it for schooling, you’ll love the 24-hour battery life. We do suggest you optimize your battery, however. Make a few tweaks in your settings to consistently hit that 24-hour mark.

Ports & Expandability

The Asus Vivobook S Series is expandable to a degree, open to both more RAM and storage, something we definitely encourage. Aside from Wi Fi, you get a decent number of ports: fingerprint reader, USB C, HDMI, audio jack, one USB 2.0, one USB 3.1 Gen 1, and a microSD slot. For a gaming and business laptop, look at our ASUS Zenbook gaming review.

Build Quality

Primary build material used around the full HD screen and keyboard was hard plastic; fair and lightweight, but nothing like the Asus ROG Zephyrus S Ultra Slim’s military-grade magnesium alloy body.


For someone who needs something lightweight for school, but also wants to dabble in Roblox, the Asus Vivobook S Series is a fantastic Asus laptop for the job. It has the graphical power and CPU to do the job, and do it well above recommended specifications. However, it suffers from small storage and a tight amount of RAM. You may want to consider bumping up to an Asus VivoBook S15 or Lenovo L340 i5 for a more budget-friendly price range.

Asus Vivobook S Series Wrap Up

What will seal the deal on the Asus Vivobook S Series is adding more storage and RAM, reducing overall bottleneck and use of USB sticks. Even without those, however, the MX150 and 8th Gen Intel CPU put the laptop well above recommended specifications, especially on ultra-high settings. Its 24-hour battery life is the MVP though.

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